Experience the outdoor job adventure of a lifetime with the VYCC! Equip young people with the tools to make a difference in the world.
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is a non-profit organization that believes that conservation and agricultural work are ideal platforms to teach leadership, communication, interpersonal, and professional skills. Through the completion of high quality work, young people expand their job and leadership skills; develop personal values, ethics, and an awareness of social, political, and environmental issues.
Each year, VYCC hires Crew Leaders and Corps Members who work, live, and learn together to complete high-priority and meaningful conservation projects such as trail maintenance, carpentry, and watershed restoration or work on farms across Vermont. High expectations, hard work, and crew-oriented activities bring together members from a variety of backgrounds to live, work, and grow as a tight-knit community.
|Featured Seasonal Job Opportunities||
Leadership Job Opportunities
Location: Vermont, North Carolina and occasionally other nearby states
Leading a crew for VYCC is an adventure unlike any you've ever had before! As part of a crew leading team, you will be responsible for successfully completing important projects, building a community, overseeing the health and safety of your crew, and teaching both life and job skills. The season begins with an intensive staff training that focuses on teaching the technical and interpersonal skills needed to be a successful leader. After training, you and your team will embark on an outdoor working adventure together for the rest of the season. Become a facilitator, trainer, counselor, teacher, role model and work supervisor this summer!
Complete the online Crew Leader application.
Member Job Opportunities
Location: Vermont with potential to travel to othernearby states
As a VYCC AmeriCorps Member, you will work on high-priority conservation projects and make a lasting contribution to public lands in Vermont, North Carolina and nearby states! This is an immeasurably rich experience — you will have the opportunity to work, travel and make a difference. You will work hard and learn more than you could possibly imagine about your surroundings and yourself. With crew types that offer an array of challenges, responsibility and commitment, you will be guaranteed hard work, new friends, educational activities and high-quality leaders. Corps Members may also participate in trainings, gain job-readiness skills and explore career opportunities with a variety of land management and natural resource agencies and organizations. Some members may also gain non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs after serving on federal land or other “appropriate projects” for at least 640 hours of their service.
Complete the online Crew Member application.
|Education at VYCC||
WoRD (Writing, Reading and Discussion)
|Perks & Benefits||
A scholarship of $1,000 is available to qualifying VYCC alumni accepted to attend Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. VYCC alumni may also be qualified to receive 15% off online degree programs or $20,000 off to full-time residential students at Green Mountain College.
|Your First Move & Connections||
Work outside, make a difference, gain experience and get paid for it.
The VYCC fills positions on a rolling basis. Preference is given to early applicants. To apply, fill out the online Crew Leader or Crew Member application. Crew Leader applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with their application.